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Essence FortyThree

Automatic Chronometer White

US$1,390.00

*taxes, duties and shipping included

This watch is available for pre-order only. The estimated shipping date is early July 2021. Make sure to pre-order now as we ship in order of receipt. The 30-Day Free Return & Refund policy will be effective once you receive your new watch.

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Essence FortyThree

Automatic Chronometer White

US$1,390.00

About This Watch

The Essence combines elegance and robustness in a Swiss mechanical high precision timepiece. With its patented Case Suspension System, waterproof case, COSC-certified Swiss Automatic movement and flawless hand-finished surfaces, the Formex Essence is a study in what it means to have the best of both worlds. On top of that, unique features, such as our patented Micro-Adjustment System, will make the Essence wear exceptionally comfortable on your wrist.

Movement

The Essence FortyThree is powered by Sellita's highest quality grade SW200-1 Swiss Made Automatic movement, beautifully decorated and wound by Formex's custom skeletonized rotor. Each one of these movements is certified by the COSC and undergoes the meticulous 15-day rate test to ensure extraordinary levels of mechanical accuracy and precision.

Dial

The horizontal lines on the dial are one of the watch's most defining features. To achieve the crisp lines and sharp angles, each line has been CNC machined into the dial individually. The mirror polished bevels on the indexes and hands reflect the finishing of the case. With a new green and white dial, we add another unique look to the Essence collection.

Straps and Clasps

For a perfect fit and more comfort on the wrist at all times, we're using the new Formex Deployant clasp with a gradual fine-adjustment system for the leather straps. The stainless steel bracelet, which reflects the same flawless finishing of the Essence's case, has a hidden Micro-Extension. All straps and the steel bracelet can be changed without the use of any tools and in just a few seconds.

Features

  • Swiss Made Automatic movement
  • Chronometer
  • Patented Case Suspension System
  • Patented Micro-Adjustment System
  • Tool-free change of straps/bracelet
  • Sapphire crystal
  • Anti-reflective (AR) coating
  • Transparent Case Back
  • Water resistance 10 bar
  • 3-Year Guarantee

    We back our watches with a 3-Year international warranty. In the rare case of a malfunction or a movement defect, you can contact us and send your watch back free of charge and we’ll repair it for you within 2 weeks.
  • Secure Payment

    Formex is dedicated to online payment security. We do not store any of your payment information. The following methods of payment are available: VISA, Mastercard, AMEX, ApplePay, PayPal & Bank Transfer
  • All Taxes & Duties Included

    The courier dropping off your Formex will not hand you a customs and sales tax bill nor ask you to pay them cash, as we have already taken care of that with our shipping partners. The prices you see on our Online Shop is the price you pay – no exceptions and no hidden charges.
  • Free Express Delivery & 30-Day Returns

    All watch prices already include free shipping worldwide. As soon as we have processed your order, you will receive a tracking number to follow your package. Expect your watch within 2 business days within Europe, or within 3 business days for overseas orders. If for any reason you think it’s not the right fit, you can return your watch free of charge. If you contact us before returning or exchanging your watch, we’ll even have your shipping expenses covered.
  • Swiss Made

    All our watches are designed, developed and assembled in-house at our headquarters in Biel-Bienne, Switzerland and meet the current, more strict Swiss Made requirement, which entered into force on January 2017. Every single piece undergoes a variety of quality and functionality controls, before making it to your wrist.

Technical Specification

Movement

Swiss Made Sellita SW200-1 (self-winding) Automatic (Chronometer grade), officially certified by COSC. 26 jewels and glucydur balance wheel. Date display. Custom-built skeleton rotor with thermally blued screws. 38 hours power reserve.

Case

  • Diameter: 43mm
  • Height: 10.6mm
  • Lug width: 22mm
  • Lug-to-lug: 49mm
  • Water resistance: 10 bar (100 metres / 330 feet)
  • Weight: 80g (case only)

Material

  • Bezel: Stainless steel 316L
  • Case: Stainless steel 316L
  • Glass: Sapphire crystal (front and back) with anti-reflection treatment

Strap

  • Italian calf leather straps with curved spring bars, Quick Release function and carbon fiber composite folding clasp with patented Micro-Adjustment System.
  • Black rubber strap with curved spring bars, Quick Release function and carbon fiber composite folding clasp with patented Micro-Adjustment System.
  • Stainless steel bracelet with Quick Release and Micro-extension function.
  • All Essence straps and the bracelet can be changed by hand without the use of tools. The carbon fiber composite folding clasp with patented fine adjustment system can be changed without tools and can be used for all Essence FortyThree & REEF leather and rubber straps marked "deployant".

Dial

Hand-applied Dégradé finish with horizontally cut lines which are CNC machined into the dial base one by one. BGW9 Super-LumiNova on hands and indexes.

Reference Number

0330.1.6311.100

Suspension System

Since the beginning of Formex in 1999, the patented Case Suspension System has been an integral part of every single Formex timepiece. Its two main functions are:

  • absorbs shocks to protect the mechanical movement from heavy impacts
  • adds to the comfort on the wrist by adapting to the wearer’s movements

Modeled with high-performance bikes and racing cars in mind, the Formex patented case suspension system works by integrating four springs between the upper and lower watch case. The result is the ultimate shock absorption system designed to protect the mechanical movement and deliver unparalleled comfort to the wearer.

This patented case suspension system brings form and function together for Formex Swiss watches. It’s functional, it’s state of the art engineering and it’s unquestionably unique - all in one watch.

FINE-ADJUSTMENT DEPLOYANT CARBON CLASP

Your strap comes on our new deployant clasp with a patented fine-adjustment. More intuitive to operate, the new version is fully made out of our proprietary carbon fiber composite. The micro-adjustment is now even easier to use and can be operated while the watch is on your wrist. Lightweight, smooth to the touch, ultra-durable and highly functional, this clasp is a real piece of engineering, making your Watch even more comfortable to wear.

About This Watch

The Essence combines elegance and robustness in a Swiss mechanical high precision timepiece. With its patented Case Suspension System, waterproof case, COSC-certified Swiss Automatic movement and flawless hand-finished surfaces, the Formex Essence is a study in what it means to have the best of both worlds. On top of that, unique features, such as our patented Micro-Adjustment System, will make the Essence wear exceptionally comfortable on your wrist.

Movement

The Essence FortyThree is powered by Sellita's highest quality grade SW200-1 Swiss Made Automatic movement, beautifully decorated and wound by Formex's custom skeletonized rotor. Each one of these movements is certified by the COSC and undergoes the meticulous 15-day rate test to ensure extraordinary levels of mechanical accuracy and precision.

Dial

The horizontal lines on the dial are one of the watch's most defining features. To achieve the crisp lines and sharp angles, each line has been CNC machined into the dial individually. The mirror polished bevels on the indexes and hands reflect the finishing of the case. With a new green and white dial, we add another unique look to the Essence collection.

Straps and Clasps

For a perfect fit and more comfort on the wrist at all times, we're using the new Formex Deployant clasp with a gradual fine-adjustment system for the leather straps. The stainless steel bracelet, which reflects the same flawless finishing of the Essence's case, has a hidden Micro-Extension. All straps and the steel bracelet can be changed without the use of any tools and in just a few seconds.

43 mm Stainless Steel Case

The brush finish on both case and bezel are perfectly rounded off with hand-finished mirror polished bevels. With a height of just 10mm, this watch will fit under your shirt cuff as well as your wing suit...

officially certified movement

The Essence FortyThree is powered by a Swiss Made Sellita SW200-1 self-winding movement with a power reserve of 38 hours. We've chosen its highest quality grade "Chronometer" because it comes with premium components such as a Glucydur balance wheel which is exceptionally hard and stable, very resistant to deformation, non-magnetic, and non-corrosive. The movement is completely decorated and wound by Formex’s in-house developed and custom built skeletonized rotor. Each one of these movements is certified by the COSC (the official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute) and undergoes the meticulous 15-day rate test to ensure extraordinary levels of mechanical accuracy and precision. Each certified chronometer is unique, identified by a number engraved on its movement and a certificate number issued by the COSC. While less than 3% of Swiss watch movements are officially certified, Formex further rate test them per the same criteria after assembly, to measure if there is any deviation from the certification rates.

fine adjustment clasp

Besides contributing to visual appeal, the details on the Essence FortyThree also serve a purpose. For a timepiece to be a watch for all occasions, it needs to feel exceptionally comfortable on the wrist. For even more wrist comfort, Formex added their patented Carbon Fiber Composite Folding Clasp that allows for fine-adjustment of the strap length on the go, allowing for a perfect fit on the wrist in all conditions and temperatures. The strap can be changed without the use of any tools with Formex's patented quick release system. The stainless steel bracelet with screwed links has the same quick release system and also features a unique micro-extension system.

5 unique Dials

The horizontal lines on the dial are one of the watch's most defining features. To achieve the crisp lines and sharp angles, each line has been CNC machined into the dial individually. The mirror polished bevels on the indexes and hands reflect the finishing of the case. With a new green dial, we add another unique look to the Essence collection.

Technical Specification

Movement

Swiss Made Sellita SW200-1 (self-winding) Automatic (Chronometer grade), officially certified by COSC. 26 jewels and glucydur balance wheel. Date display. Custom-built skeleton rotor with thermally blued screws. 38 hours power reserve.

Case

  • Diameter: 43mm
  • Height: 10.6mm
  • Lug width: 22mm
  • Lug-to-lug: 49mm
  • Water resistance: 10 bar (100 metres / 330 feet)
  • Weight: 80g (case only)

Material

  • Bezel: Stainless steel 316L
  • Case: Stainless steel 316L
  • Glass: Sapphire crystal (front and back) with anti-reflection treatment

Strap

  • Italian calf leather straps with curved spring bars, Quick Release function and carbon fiber composite folding clasp with patented Micro-Adjustment System.
  • Black rubber strap with curved spring bars, Quick Release function and carbon fiber composite folding clasp with patented Micro-Adjustment System.
  • Stainless steel bracelet with Quick Release and Micro-extension function.
  • All Essence straps and the bracelet can be changed by hand without the use of tools. The carbon fiber composite folding clasp with patented fine adjustment system can be changed without tools and can be used for all Essence FortyThree & REEF leather and rubber straps marked "deployant".

Dial

Hand-applied Dégradé finish with horizontally cut lines which are CNC machined into the dial base one by one. BGW9 Super-LumiNova on hands and indexes.

Reference Number

0330.1.6311.100

Customer Reviews

Based on 77 reviews
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Lothar Pohl
Tolle Uhr

Nachdem ich die Reef gekauft hatte war für mich klar das ich noch eine Formex Uhr haben möchte. So wurde es die Essence 43. Ich wurde nicht enttäuscht!

Mit zwei Uhren darf man bereits von einer Formex Kollektion sprechen. Herzlichen Dank für die Treue und die tolle Rückmeldung.

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Dietmar Kabbe

Eine wunderschöne Uhr, Abwicklung + Lieferung perfekt!

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Peter (Belgium)
Top quality watch!

Very nice watch, comfortable and accurate. Bought together with the leather strap. The color of the leather strap matches perfectly with the dial.

Thank you so much for your 5 star review and adding this great wrist shot.

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AC
Great watch

I’ve had my essence 43 for a few weeks now and I am very satisfied with my purchase. The bracelet comes a little big but they give you a tool so you can make the adjustments yourself. My favorite feature is the quick adjust. I lift weights and dirt bike so it is nice that I can adjust the size by about a half a link when my forearm is pumped up after an activity without changing links.

Thank you so much for your great review. Sorry that we missed your correct size, but I'm glad it was an easy fix with our screwed links and the tool for it. Also, it's great to hear that you find our quick adjust on the bracelet a practical feature for your other passions.

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William Gilstrap
Superlative

I think what best overall describes the Essence 43 is that it looks great on the wrist, is extremely functional, and very versatile. It goes from the office to the pool to dinner effortlessly, especially with the quick change bracelet and leather and blue nylon straps I got for it. VERY happy with my first Formex purchase and Team Formex's customer service. I look forward to many more.

William

We love to hear that you bring your new watch anywhere and make most use of the functional features in your Essence. Thank you so much for sharing this. We also really appreciate your kind note about our team's customer service.

3-Year Guarantee

We back our watches with a 3-Year international warranty. In the rare case of a malfunction or a movement defect, you can contact us and send your watch back free of charge and we’ll repair it for you within 2 weeks.

Secure Payment

Formex is dedicated to online payment security. We do not store any of your payment information. The following methods of payment are available: VISA, Mastercard, AMEX, ApplePay, PayPal & Bank Transfer

All Taxes & Duties Included

The courier dropping off your Formex will not hand you a customs and sales tax bill nor ask you to pay them cash, as we have already taken care of that with our shipping partners. The prices you see on our Online Shop is the price you pay – no exceptions and no hidden charges.

Free Express Delivery & 30-Day Returns

All watch prices already include free shipping worldwide. As soon as we have processed your order, you will receive a tracking number to follow your package. Expect your watch within 2 business days within Europe, or within 3 business days for overseas orders. If for any reason you think it’s not the right fit, you can return your watch free of charge. If you contact us before returning or exchanging your watch, we’ll even have your shipping expenses covered.

Swiss Made

All our watches are designed, developed and assembled in-house at our headquarters in Biel-Bienne, Switzerland and meet the current, more strict Swiss Made requirement, which entered into force on January 2017. Every single piece undergoes a variety of quality and functionality controls, before making it to your wrist.

Customer Reviews

Based on 77 reviews
99%
(76)
1%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
L
Lothar Pohl
Tolle Uhr

Nachdem ich die Reef gekauft hatte war für mich klar das ich noch eine Formex Uhr haben möchte. So wurde es die Essence 43. Ich wurde nicht enttäuscht!

Mit zwei Uhren darf man bereits von einer Formex Kollektion sprechen. Herzlichen Dank für die Treue und die tolle Rückmeldung.

D
Dietmar Kabbe

Eine wunderschöne Uhr, Abwicklung + Lieferung perfekt!

P
Peter (Belgium)
Top quality watch!

Very nice watch, comfortable and accurate. Bought together with the leather strap. The color of the leather strap matches perfectly with the dial.

Thank you so much for your 5 star review and adding this great wrist shot.

A
AC
Great watch

I’ve had my essence 43 for a few weeks now and I am very satisfied with my purchase. The bracelet comes a little big but they give you a tool so you can make the adjustments yourself. My favorite feature is the quick adjust. I lift weights and dirt bike so it is nice that I can adjust the size by about a half a link when my forearm is pumped up after an activity without changing links.

Thank you so much for your great review. Sorry that we missed your correct size, but I'm glad it was an easy fix with our screwed links and the tool for it. Also, it's great to hear that you find our quick adjust on the bracelet a practical feature for your other passions.

W
William Gilstrap
Superlative

I think what best overall describes the Essence 43 is that it looks great on the wrist, is extremely functional, and very versatile. It goes from the office to the pool to dinner effortlessly, especially with the quick change bracelet and leather and blue nylon straps I got for it. VERY happy with my first Formex purchase and Team Formex's customer service. I look forward to many more.

William

We love to hear that you bring your new watch anywhere and make most use of the functional features in your Essence. Thank you so much for sharing this. We also really appreciate your kind note about our team's customer service.